From Print to Pixels: Practitioners' Reflections on the Use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
This paper studied how individual qualitative researchers perceive that their research procedures and perspectives have been influenced by the adoption of computer assisted qualitative data software. The study focused on NudIst software (non-numerical Unstructured Data; Indexing, Searching, and Theorizing). The seven participants ranged from new users to very experienced users of NudIst. Participants regarded Nud*Ist as a tool, but one that needed to be learned. As they developed skill with it, their research processes were indeed changed, both directly and subtly. Overall, users thought that the software enabled them to organize their data better, which in turn enabled analysis. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Gilbert, L.S. (2000). From Print to Pixels: Practitioners' Reflections on the Use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2000.